Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery

  • Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Resiliency and coastal restoration experts say severe storm recovery starts with preparedness

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  • Can Caribbean islands modernize their way to affordable, resilient energy grids?

    Can Caribbean islands modernize their way to affordable, resilient energy grids?

    Storms like Irma and Maria expose the cost and vulnerability of diesel-based energy; renewables and battery storage will change the game

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  • How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    3 steps utilities can take to ensure their communities are prepared for the next natural disaster

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  • Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Brianna Daniels helps to rebuild a California Boy Scout camp devastated by wildfire—and discovers her most memorable project

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  • National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    Preparing an emergency kit and checking your insurance coverage are two simple steps towards preparedness

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  • Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    What are we doing with excavated sediments? Here’s how municipalities can save thousands of dollars while conserving landfill space.

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  • Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    A crack discovered in one of spillway monoliths at Wanapum Dam led to a need to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage

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  • Small dam, big task

    Small dam, big task

    Craig Scott gives an engineer's personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning at Haldon Range Dam reservoir in Marlborough, New Zealand

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  • River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    In the face of adversity, it’s important to align stakeholders to foster recovery—and to prepare for the next disaster

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  • Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world

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  • Living shorelines: Recovery, restoration, and resiliency after Hurricane Sandy

    Living shorelines: Recovery, restoration, and resiliency after Hurricane Sandy

    Using the natural environment helps our coasts endure and thrive in the face of severe weather, flooding, and climate change

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  • AMPIng Up Solutions for Flood Risk12:31

    AMPIng Up Solutions for Flood Risk

    The Automated Mitigation Project Identifier is an innovative model that assesses structural flood risk across multiple scenarios. Video from Stantec’s Breckenridge Forum—part of our C&I Program.

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  • What utilities can do now to prepare for a major storm event—4 key initiatives

    What utilities can do now to prepare for a major storm event—4 key initiatives

    In hurricane-prone Florida, preparing power delivery systems for resiliency in advance of storms can reduce restoration time and costs

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  • A passion and commitment to disaster relief and recovery—it started on a bicycle

    A passion and commitment to disaster relief and recovery—it started on a bicycle

    A young professional’s path from Bike & Build to FEMA Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager has taken her from one disaster to the next

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  • Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—resiliency, planning, and preparedness

    Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—resiliency, planning, and preparedness

    Economics of Water, a Series—Part 2: Community leaders must have a clear understanding of their vulnerabilities and sensitivities

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  • Resiliency, hardening and reliability

    Resiliency, hardening and reliability

    Resiliency, Hardening, and Reliability have become familiar terms in the power industry. The Bayonne Energy Center (BEC) II Expansion Project in Bayonne, New Jersey is not immune to these terms.

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  • A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    An insider’s look at grading America’s infrastructure

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  • 4 reasons why a dam owner should want an emergency action plan

    4 reasons why a dam owner should want an emergency action plan

    EAPs protect the facility and the community, and most importantly, a dam owner’s sanity.

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  • Is your levee at risk? 3 ways to keep your community safe

    Is your levee at risk? 3 ways to keep your community safe

    FEMA may come knocking under levee regulations asking for your certification. We’ve got some tips to help you prepare.

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  • Preparing for disaster: Planning for the crossroads of hazards and humanity

    Preparing for disaster: Planning for the crossroads of hazards and humanity

    The potential for disasters has never been higher. The good news? Our ability to plan and prepare for resilience has never been greater.

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